A $34 Trillion Swindle: The Shame Of Global Warming

30 11 2015

 By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

To campaign for so-called man-made “global warming” or “climate change” in Paris—while grief and fear still prevail, pervade and permeate—is insensitive, inhumane, shameful and repulsive.  It is an affront to the memories of those who died or were injured in the attacks on that great city, to all Parisians who have suffered, to the French people, and to the world.[2]

It is cheap and crass politics at its worst.  No wonder a rising number of Americans and people around the world are rejecting government in general, and their own governments in particular.[3]  George Orwell foretold of this madness in his Animal Farm, where the “Pigs” reigned supreme and were masters over—and subjugated—the other animals.[4]

Barack Obama is among the world’s so-called “elites” whose criminal obsession and fanaticism with global warming are threats to civilized life on this planet.  In another time, the proponents of “global warming” would have been members of the “Flat Earth Society,” and claimed a consensus with respect to it too.  So-called man-made “global warming” is a hoax and “The Great Green Con.”

Terrorists roam France, and the global economy teeters closer to the abyss[5], yet the farcical meeting of misguided Lilliputians and charlatans occurs in Paris.  Even if all human beings and other animals were removed from the Earth, there would still be natural cycles of warming and cooling.  Our Earth has gone through such cycles  for millions of years, which will continue long after all of us and our offspring have left this planet.

It has been reported:

(1)  The “COP-21 climate deal in Paris spells [the] end of the fossil era,”

(2)  ”Much of the fossil industry will go into slow run-off while the new plutocrats will be masters of post-carbon technology,”

(3)  ”[T]he fossil fuel industry of coal, gas, and oil could forfeit $34 trillion in revenues over the next quarter century—a quarter of their income—if the Paris accord is followed by a series of tougher reviews every five years to force down the trajectory of CO2 emissions, as proposed by the United Nations and French officials hosting the talks,”

(4)  ”Most fossil companies would face [a] run-off unless they could reinvent themselves as 21st Century post-carbon leaders,” and

(5)  ”Such a scenario would imply the near extinction of the coal industry unless there is a big push for carbon capture and storage. It also implies a near total switch to electric cars, rendering the internal combustion engine obsolete.”[6]

This only tells part of the story with respect to the estimated $34 trillion swindle or transfer of wealth.[7]  A multitude of class-action lawsuits may spring up globally—against the oil, gas and coal industries, and others who would dare to challenge the “global warming” orthodoxy.  Stark and undemocratic intimidation and scare tactics have begun already, with much more draconian measures to follow.

The Obama presidency cannot end quickly enough.  Many Americans view him as a feckless naïf, and a tragic Shakespearean figure who may be forgotten and consigned to the dustheap of history.  His naïveté has been matched by his overarching narcissism; and he is more starry-eyed and “dangerous” than Jimmy Carter.[8]

His presidency is considered already by many Americans as a sad watershed in United States history—by blacks and whites alike.[9], Republicans, Independents and members of his own party.  His “global warming” escapade is consistent with that tragically tarnished legacy.  When the next president takes office, what Obama has done in Paris may be reversed; and the entire “global warming” swindle may come crashing down.

© 2015, Timothy D. Naegele

 

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[1] Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and http://www.naegele.com/documents/TimothyD.NaegeleResume.pdf). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA, as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com; see also Google search: Timothy D. Naegele

Note: The author does not represent anyone or any entity on either side of the “global warming” or “climate change” debate.  The views expressed herein are strictly personal, and not motivated by any personal gain or the prospect thereof.

[2]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/we-are-all-parisians/ (“We Are All Parisians”)

[3]  See, e.g.https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/washington-is-sick-and-the-american-people-know-it/ (“Washington Is Sick And The American People Know It”); https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/justice-and-the-law-do-not-mix/ (“Justice And The Law Do Not Mix”); https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/the-united-states-department-of-injustice/ (“The United States Department of Injustice”)

[4]  See, e.g.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm (“Animal Farm”)

[5]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-economic-tsunami-continues-its-relentless-and-unforgiving-advance-globally/#comment-7614 (“Doomsday Clock For Global Market Crash Strikes One Minute To Midnight As Central Banks Lose Control“); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/global-chaos-and-helter-skelter/ (“Global Chaos And Helter Skelter”)

[6]  See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12021394/COP-21-climate-deal-in-Paris-spells-end-of-the-fossil-era.html (“COP-21 climate deal in Paris spells end of the fossil era”)

[7]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-economic-tsunami-continues-its-relentless-and-unforgiving-advance-globally/#comment-7771 (“The Flat Earth Society, Environmental Nazis Are At It Again, Bigtime”)

[8]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/is-barack-obama-a-racist/ (“Is Barack Obama A Racist?”)

[9]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/edward-w-brooke-is-dead/#comment-7434 (“Disappointment In Obama Leads Some Blacks To Ask Whether Voting Is Worth It“)


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30 11 2015
pappyvanwinkle

You are free to have your opinion on Obama, but why do you care if we ditch fossil fuels for alternative power sources? You’re for the sanctions on Russia and you’ve enjoyed how their economy has dilapidated, so why again do you feel the need to subjugate Obama because he supports an end to oil dependence?

It seems like a conflict of interest. The only people who are upset at a possible switch to alternative energy are people who are living off their mineral rights.

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

First, the United States is the dominant energy producer in the world today, and essentially energy independent. With the Middle East imploding, and far far worse yet to come there, a whole series of markets will open up for our energy products (e.g., China, Europe). In turn, this will produce American jobs and buoy our economy, in the face of economic “headwinds” that may devastate other parts of the world.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-economic-tsunami-continues-its-relentless-and-unforgiving-advance-globally/#comment-7614 (“Doomsday Clock For Global Market Crash Strikes One Minute To Midnight As Central Banks Lose Control“)

Second, with Putin and Russia imploding, the markets for our energy products will only increase. Barack Obama cares nothing about any of this. Indeed, for him to take any credit at all for our energy “boom” is ludicrous. He has fought it every step of the way, including his consistent opposition to the Keystone Pipeline.

Third, if you just read one set of comments, and all of the articles cited there, you will see that the science about “global warming” is settled: it is a total hoax, and simply wealth redistribution . . . to the tune of $34 trillion or more.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-economic-tsunami-continues-its-relentless-and-unforgiving-advance-globally/#comment-7771 (“The Flat Earth Society, Environmental Nazis Are At It Again, Bigtime”); see also http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/paris-climate-change-conference/12025836/Paris-climate-conference-10-reasons-why-we-shouldnt-worry-about-man-made-global-warming.html (“Paris climate conference: 10 reasons why we shouldn’t worry about ‘man-made’ global warming”)

Fourth, Obama is a total fraud. If Americans had bothered to read and comprehend his core beliefs as set forth in his book, “Dreams from My Father,” they would not have elected him, or so I believe. Our great nation is polarized today because of him. He is a divider, not a uniter. He does not share American values.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/is-barack-obama-a-racist/

With all due respect, your last paragraph is not worthy of a response.

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24 11 2016
ggda70

Excellent article/post. I am a scientist and follower of the Global Warming/Climate Change/Alternative Energy nonsense targeted at us and the rest of the world by the ruling class. The majority of predictive climate changes described by the media are fabrications and/or partial comments taken out of context. They are the only response Progressives can muster as the data contradicts them at all turns. I commend you for the time you took to prepare this post, and have only one request: Please find a way to get this information, and your opinions, to the President-Elect. Mr. Trump. He and his advisers need to know this, and welcome these data. Thank you.

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24 11 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your kind words and other comments.

I agree with your conclusions completely, and encourage you to read all of the comments beneath the article above.

Also, there is nothing “progressive” about the Left.

It is my belief that the President-elect and his new administration will scuttle the “global warming” pact. Like the TPP, without American support, it will die a natural death. 🙂

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24 11 2016
ggda70

I agree about the Progressives, i.e. they are not progressive at al! I made my suggestion about Trump based on my almost 3 years in the Executive Office of the President in Washington (Nixon). I know how difficult it is to not only get, but maintain the attention of a President, and/or his staff. Your experience – far more current than mine – would seem to be important relative to this. Just a thought!

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24 11 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again.

I believe the President-elect and his key staff members (e.g., Kellyanne Conway) are riveted on a few issues, like lasers; and the hoax of so-called man-made “global warming”—and the estimated $34 trillion wealth transfer—is one of them.

The President-elect has criticized the use of Air Force One continually, as an antiquated, fuel-guzzling albatross. He outfitted “Trump One” with up-to-date Rolls Royce engines (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/boycott-the-gop-and-ignore-foreign-naysayers/#comment-8307 (“Trump’s Plane And Pilot”)); and the replacement White House planes are in the pipeline already.

At best, he is a skeptic of man-made climate change—if not an outright denier. However, he does not believe in gross pollution of the atmosphere, inter alia, which is what happened when Obama and other world “leaders” assembled in Paris right after the tragic killings there.

In my article above and comments beneath it, I have discussed the farce that the Paris conference represented. The President-elect and his key staff members are well aware of this.

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1 12 2015
Barnes

You, like other advocates of alternatives like wind and solar, fail to recognize that those technologies are not possible without fossil fuels, from cradle to grave. What energy source do you propose to power the machinery required to mine the raw materials needed for their manufacture, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and decommisioning? Wind and solar can not supply sufficiently reliable energy that can be used build more turbines and solar panels along with all the components required for their construction and operation, plus the fossil fuel required to back up wind and solar for those times when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine.

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1 12 2015
PalomaGenios

This is the first article Title I ever read wherein all is required is to scroll right to the Comments section and tell you are absolutely and precisely correct.

I’ll read the finer points later. But the end will be the same result. We are being governed by a world of criminals and the only just punishment would be to pack them all into a 747 jumbo and strap a couple of Atlas rocket boosters to its side and point it to Mars. They’ll have a great and robust discussion about climate change en route.

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you as always.

Perhaps Elon Musk will “coordinate” their travel, and join them. 🙂

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1 12 2015
Richard Hameroff

Excellent post Timothy. Spot on as usual.. How this criminal has stayed in office without impeachment is one of the world’s greatest mysteries.

Rick

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Rick, as always.

After trying to impeach Bill Clinton—and succeeding in the House, but failing in the Senate—the GOP became very “gun shy” and reticent.

Also, they did not have the stomach to impeach America’s “first black president,” regardless of what he did.

He is probably “Teflon-coated” during the balance of his presidency; and he knows this, and will use it to his advantage.

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1 12 2015
PalomaGenios

Well Richard. ..
…they programmed him into position….and they will program him out;..once they’re done with him destroying the infastructure.
If you are not a praying man…this might be your cue to start.

GA

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1 12 2015
Richard Hameroff

I suppose that was a rhetorical question I posed. I believe that he indeed is trying, and succeeding, in dismantling the American way of life. The family unit has fallen victim, because it was targeted. Race relations are at 1960s status, or worse because Obama wanted it this way. The economy is hanging on by a bubble and a thread, and Obama continues his relentless pursuit of his ridiculous Green initiative. The list of atrocities committed by this administration goes on and on…

Timothy, as much as I despise Obama, obviously, he is not the only one to blame. The liberal media, as well as the Republicans seem to enable him.. Surely, there must have been something that could have been done to shut him down.. Why haven’t they? What is the true evil behind this man? Is this indeed a conspiracy? And if so, whom is truly behind it??

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Rick.

Just as there is a “Perfect Storm” gathering with respect to global economic conditions, so too we may be witnessing a “Perfect Storm” with respect to the breakdown of government at all levels—and the belief in, and respect for government.

It is happening with regard to our judiciary, which is truly corrupt and lawless. It is happening in Washington, as always. It is pervasive. If—or perhaps when—the global economic storm hits with a vengeance, it may be truly chaotic.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/global-chaos-and-helter-skelter/ (“Global Chaos And Helter Skelter”)

The only thing worse would be an EMP Attack on America.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/emp-attack-only-30-million-americans-survive/ (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”)

Yes, this is doom and gloom; and I believe in our great nation and all Americans to my very core.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/america-a-rich-tapestry-of-life/ (“America: A Rich Tapestry Of Life”)

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1 12 2015
Richard

So,at this point, what do you think the future holds?

And on another topic,how do you feel about the Trump phenomenon, and inevitability of him becoming the nominee? Surely,he is a byproduct of Americas disgust for the establishment. Nevertheless, very real.

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

It is anyone’s guess. However, the global economy is not in good shape, and the worst is yet to come.

I like Trump and will vote for him. He may become America’s next president.

Hillary Clinton may self-destruct.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/washington-is-sick-and-the-american-people-know-it/#comment-7185 (“Clinton Fatigue”)

Will she become America’s first lesbian president?

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1 12 2015
Richard

“Will she become America’s first lesbian president?”

Ewww, I certainly hope not.She is another criminal, along with Slick Willy.. Personally, I think Obama will slowly release damning information, and ultimately tank her allowing prosecution by the AG.
I have good friends that are liberals, and they are seriously considering Trump, as would I. Trump definitely was poking fun at that disabled reporter, but I can’t bring myself around to be upset at at him for that, or any other of the over the top things he has said.. I actually like the unfiltered humanity, that pours out of that man.. I do support him, but Ted Cruz would be my second choice, or a wonderful VP.

Some say Biden is waiting on the sidelines,ready to step in. I hope that is the case, because that would make it easier for any Republican nominee to win..

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

You may be correct that she will be prosecuted.

See http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261582-fbi-chief-is-wild-card-for-clinton (“FBI chief is wild card for Clinton”)

If so, you are right: Biden might jump in.

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1 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Marie Antoinette’s Merry Band Of Elitist Warmers [UPDATED]

Warmers Dine On Haute Cuisine

It is altogether fitting and proper that Barack Obama and his fellow “global warmers” would dine lavishly in Paris on their taxpayers’ monies, just as Marie Antoinette was the quintessential representative of class conflict and western decadence.

Perhaps, in the final analysis, they will share similar fates—which, too, might be fitting and proper . . . inasmuch as Obama and his fellow warmers have embarked on the greatest wealth redistribution scheme in human history, to the tune of $34 trillion or more.

See https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2015/11/30/when-in-paris-president-obama-has-a-working-dinner-at-three-star-eatery/; see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Antoinette#Trial_and_execution_.2814.E2.80.9316_October_1793.29 and http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/data/2015/12/01/20151201_012508.htm and http://www.wsj.com/articles/well-always-have-the-illusions-of-paris-1449015377 (“The climate talks will have zero impact on global temperatures”—”[N]othing that emerges from Paris will have a discernible effect on world temperatures”) and http://www.dickmorris.com/the-climate-change-solution-obama-refuses-to-take-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/ (“[The United States is] the world capital of natural gas”) and http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/12/james-hansen-climate-change-paris-talks-fraud (“James Hansen, father of climate change awareness, calls Paris talks ‘a fraud'”) and http://www.wsj.com/articles/paris-climate-of-conformity-1450048095 (“Paris Climate of Conformity”—”[I]f climate change really does imperil the Earth, and we doubt it does, nothing coming out of a gaggle of governments and the United Nations will save it”—”Mr. Obama plans to use Paris as a stick to beat Republicans even as he ducks a vote in Congress”) and http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article50172810.html (“Report: Price of Obama getaways $70 million so far, and counting”); but see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12065274/OPEC-faces-a-mortal-threat-from-electric-cars.html (“Opec faces a mortal threat from electric cars“) and http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-exxon-global-warming-20160120-story.html (“California to investigate whether Exxon Mobil lied about climate-change risks“) and http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-climate-snow-job-1453664732 (“The Climate Snow Job“)

For those who suggest that the world’s “scientific community” is fully onboard in supporting “global warming,” this is utter nonsense and psychobabble.

The issue is not about the facts. It is a pure wealth redistribution effort on a mind-boggling scale. Once one realizes that, it all makes perfect sense why this is being done.

The issue is M-O-N-E-Y, not science.

Scientists are “whores” who are bought and sold each and every day, just like lawyers and other so-called “professionals.” They are intimidated and ostracized if they do not get fully behind the “global warming” hoax (e.g., losing their grant monies, reputations).

Because there is at least $34 trillion at stake, these individuals are corrupted in the most insidious and unprecedented ways, yet they have the gall to profess that they are pure as the driven snow.

. . .

When the next American president takes office, what Barack Obama has done in Paris may be reversed; and the entire “global warming” swindle may come crashing down.

Indeed, on the first day in office, much of what Obama has done may be undone, inter alia, by reason of executive orders and the like.

Obama’s legacy may be “fleeting” at best, or non-existent.

Also, none of the countries that participated in the Paris conference have factored in the effects—much less the full effects—of (1) terrorist activities globally; (2) the immigration issue that is tearing Europe apart; (3) the implosion that is taking place in the Middle East, with much worse yet to come; or (4) the coming worldwide economic storm—which will make the entire “global warming” debate nothing more than an irrelevant sideshow, blip and footnote in history.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-economic-tsunami-continues-its-relentless-and-unforgiving-advance-globally/#comment-7614 (“Doomsday Clock For Global Market Crash Strikes One Minute To Midnight As Central Banks Lose Control“)

. . .

Again, the Paris accord is all about money and the accretion of power, and wealth redistribution, not about science.

Science is merely used as a “cover.”

This is a fulfillment of George Orwell’s foreboding as set forth in his Animal Farm, where the “Pigs” reigned supreme and were masters over—and subjugated—the other animals.

. . .

It is amazing how so many “warmer” wackos come out for a discussion like this. They are like a pack of rabid animals.

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12 12 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

The Truth About Global Warming [UPDATED]

Flat Earth

Since the so-called “Paris Agreement” has been adopted, the following facts need to be trumpeted far and wide:

It is not hyperbole to say that man-made “global warming” is the greatest hoax that has been perpetrated since our planet was formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, and Man set foot on the Earth.

It is a wealth redistribution scheme in the amount of $34 trillion or more, and accretion of power by the “warmer” elites—which would make Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung and other tyrants in history blanch. Never in their wildest dreams did they contemplate such power.

George Orwell foretold of this madness in his Animal Farm, where the “Pigs” reigned supreme and were masters over—and subjugated—the other animals. Without knowing it precisely, he described the “climate talks” in Paris.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/a-34-trillion-swindle-the-shame-of-global-warming/ (“A $34 Trillion Swindle: The Shame Of Global Warming”)

So-called man-made “global warming” is a hoax and “The Great Green Con.”

Even if all human beings and other animals were removed from the planet, there would still be natural cycles of warming and cooling. Our Earth has gone through such cycles for millions of years, which will continue long after all of us—and our inheritors—have left this planet.

For those who suggest that the world’s “scientific community” is fully onboard in supporting “global warming,” this is utter nonsense and psychobabble. In another time, the proponents of “global warming” would have been members of the “Flat Earth Society,” and claimed a consensus with respect to it too.

When the next American president takes office, what Barack Obama has done may be reversed; and the entire man-made “global warming” swindle may come crashing down.

Also, none of the countries that participated in the Paris conference have factored in the full effects of (1) terrorist activities globally; (2) the immigration issue that is tearing Europe apart; (3) the implosion that is taking place in the Middle East, with much worse yet to come; or (4) the coming worldwide economic storm—which will make the entire “global warming” debate nothing more than an irrelevant sideshow, blip and footnote in history.

Please do so.

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1 02 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Poll: 91 Percent Of Americans Are Not Worried About Global Warming [UPDATED]

Global warming swindle

Michael Bastasch has reported for the Daily Caller:

As Iowans prepare to vote for presidential candidates, a new poll has surfaced showing once again the vast majority of Americans don’t rank global warming as the most serious issue facing the country.

A YouGov poll of 18,000 people in 17 countries found only 9.2 percent of Americans rank global warming as their biggest concern. Only Saudi Arabians were less concerned about global warming at 5.7 percent. The biggest concern for Americans was global terrorism — 28 percent of Americans polled listed this as their top issue.

Despite a big PR push by President Barack Obama to tout his administration’s global warming agenda, most Americans have been unconvinced it’s the country’s most pressing issue. A Fox News poll from November found only 3 percent of Americans list global warming as their top concern.

The Fox poll came out just before Obama met other world leaders in Paris to kick off another round of negotiations for an international treaty to cut carbon dioxide emissions. After weeks of haggling, United Nations delegates agreed to non-binding emissions cuts.

Then, government scientists declared 2015 the warmest year on record. This news only emboldened politicians and environmental activists who want to build public support for more regulations on fossil fuels.

“In Paris, the entire world acted as one by agreeing to a universal climate accord that set an expiration date on fossil fuels–but now we must pick up the pace,” Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, fossil fuel corporations are doing everything they can to hang on to their profits as long as possible,” Brune said. “Largely as a result, if one of the leading Republican candidates were to be elected President of the United States, they would be the only head of state on earth to oppose global climate action.”

But Brune’s insistence that Republican lawmakers and corporations are responsible for keeping the American public ignorant of the dangers of global warming doesn’t seem to be backed up by the polling data.

Polls have consistently shown global warming never ranks high on the American public’s radar. A CNN poll from January 2015 found that 57 percent of Americans did not expect global warming to threaten their way of life.

“Meanwhile, only 50 percent of Americans believe global warming is caused by man-made emissions, while 23 percent say it’s caused by natural changes and 26 percent say it isn’t a proven fact,” CNN reported.

A Gallup poll from March 2015 found Americans’ concern about global warming fell to the same level it was in 1989. Global warming ranked at the bottom of a list of Americans’ environmental concerns — only 32 percent said they worried about it a “great deal.”

“Importantly, even as global warming has received greater attention as an environmental problem from politicians and the media in recent years, Americans’ worry about it is no higher now than when Gallup first asked about it in 1989,” Gallup’s Jeffrey Jones wrote.

See http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/01/poll-91-of-americans-arent-worried-about-global-warming/ (emphasis added); see also http://iceagenow.info/record-cold-antarctica/ (“Record cold in Antarctica“)

Again, it is not hyperbole to say that so-called man-made “global warming”—or “climate change,” or “The Great Green Con”—is the greatest hoax that has been perpetrated since our planet was formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, and Man set foot on the Earth.

It is a wealth redistribution scheme in the amount of $34 trillion or more, and accretion of power by the “warmer” elites. In another time, the proponents of “global warming” would have been members of the “Flat Earth Society,” and claimed a consensus with respect to it too.

Even if all human beings and other animals were removed from the planet, there would still be natural cycles of warming and cooling. Our Earth has gone through such cycles for millions of years, which will continue long after all of us—and our inheritors—have left this planet.

. . .

However, it has been reported that the totally corrupt Obama administration has “discussed” the possibility of taking civil action against “climate change” deniers. The fascist Obama-ites should be indicted by the next administration, as soon as they leave office.

See http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/09/ag-loretta-lynch-testifies-justice-department-has-discussed-civil-legal-action-against-climate-change-deniers/ (“Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified Wednesday that the Justice Department has ‘discussed’ taking civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry for ‘denying’ the ‘threat of carbon emissions’ when it comes to climate change”)

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7 06 2016
Ron Michaels

More than a dozen states’ Attorneys General announced in the first week of June, 2016, that they will pursue legal actions against any corporation denying the Global Warming issue. This cabal of legal eagles stressed that the penalties to companies identified as Global Warming “deniers” will be harsh. Are citizens next in line?

On You Tube, “George Carlin on global warming” is a respite. A little “time out” from a nightmare that seems to have no end.

It frightens me when politicians say that everything Obama has done will be repealed on the first day of a new presidency. Can’t we keep that a secret? Is it too late? Does he know? The only way to prevent that from happening is for him to stick around. Yet, everyone seems to believe that Obama is leaving when his term is over. Really?

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7 06 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Ron, for your comments.

Yes, I am well aware of the AG’s threats and actions.

Regarding Obama’s future, I have believed for some time that he will be “angling” for another job when he leaves office, possibly with the UN.

Time will tell.

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3 09 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

The Global Warming Swindle Continues As The Failed Obama Presidency Sputters To An End

Global warming swindle

The Wall Street Journal has reported:

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday outlined new plans for expanding their joint efforts on climate change, showcasing one of the few areas of agreement in an otherwise tense relationship between the two leaders.

U.S. officials detailed the agreement reached by Messrs. Obama and Xi ahead of what is likely to be their final meeting before a new president enters the White House in January.

The new steps include formal adoption by both the U.S. and China of the international climate-change agreement reached in Paris in December 2015, as well as a road map for achieving emissions reductions in commercial aircraft and for phasing out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a potent group of gases that are linked to climate change but aren’t covered by the Paris agreement.

The moves cap three years of efforts by Messrs. Obama and Xi to advance climate-change initiatives, following their first meeting as presidents in 2013.

The White House has touted the climate cooperation as a vital form of leadership the two biggest economies have sought to demonstrate for the rest of the world, where developed and developing countries often are at odds. The administration has given a high priority to climate collaboration with Beijing at a time when the two countries have struggled to see eye-to-eye on other economic issues, such as trade, investment rules and exchange rates. The countries have also faced tensions over military affairs and cybersecurity.

Brian Deese, a senior White House adviser, said that the U.S. and China have come “full circle” on climate change with the Paris agreement announcement.

The durability of the U.S. commitments largely hinge on November’s presidential election. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump have taken opposite positions on climate change.

Mrs. Clinton has said she would continue Mr. Obama’s climate-change agenda. Mr. Trump has promised to roll back Mr. Obama’s climate-change measures, questioning the scientific findings behind them.

The formal adoption of the climate-change agreement by the U.S. and China is designed to encourage other nations to formally adopt the Paris pact, helping it enter into force as early as this year, Mr. Deese said, noting that, together, the two countries represent roughly 38% of the world’s emissions.

U.S. negotiators pressed hard last year to structure the Paris agreement in such a way that the countries’ individual targets for greenhouse-gas emissions after 2020 wouldn’t be binding. Any agreement with legally binding targets and the threat of international sanctions would have required the approval of the Republican-controlled Congress, officials said.

Despite criticism from the European Union and other countries that wanted binding targets, the final Paris deal adopted a looser mechanism that requires countries to issue targets and disclose their progress along the way, with the aim of using peer pressure and world-wide attention to win compliance.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from the coal-producing state of Kentucky, and other GOP lawmakers have attacked Mr. Obama for pursuing the Paris deal without consulting Congress. Democratic lawmakers largely back the deal.

“With respect to the legal form of the agreement, the United States has a long and well-established process for approving executive agreements, that is, a legal form which is distinct from treaties, which are approved through the advice and consent process in the Senate,” Mr. Deese said.

The U.S. and China also expressed support for a prospective deal this year on limited international aircraft emissions through the International Civil Aviation Organization, a branch of the United Nations which is drafting a global standard for airline carbon emissions.

Emissions from aircraft represent about 2% of total global carbon emissions, and the U.S. is the largest contributor to global aviation greenhouse gases, according to federal data.

The two countries agreed as well to support negotiations this year to freeze and phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases used as refrigerants in place of chlorofluorocarbons, which were blamed for their major role in depleting the ozone layer. The HFC deal would be an amendment to a pact known as the Montreal Protocol, which entered into force in 1989.

Environmental advocates hailed the U.S.-Chinese agreement, saying a once unimaginable area of cooperation had become the brightest spot in the relationship between the two countries.

“When the two largest emitters lock arms to solve climate change, that is when you know we are on the right track,” said David Waskow, international climate director for the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank in Washington. ”Never before have these two countries worked so closely together to address a global challenge.”

Meanwhile, there was some tension upon the Americans’ arrival here on Saturday, as Chinese officials placed some restrictions on the press corps traveling with Mr. Obama.

See http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-china-agree-on-implementing-paris-climate-change-pact-1472896645 (“U.S., China Agree on Implementing Paris Climate-Change Pact“) (emphasis added)

As stated in my article above, “A $34 Trillion Swindle: The Shame Of Global Warming”:

George Orwell foretold of this madness in his Animal Farm, where the “Pigs” reigned supreme and were masters over—and subjugated—the other animals.

Barack Obama is among the world’s so-called “elites” whose criminal obsession and fanaticism with global warming are threats to civilized life on this planet. In another time, the proponents of “global warming” would have been members of the “Flat Earth Society,” and claimed a consensus with respect to it too. So-called man-made “global warming” is a hoax and “The Great Green Con.”

Terrorists roam France, and the global economy teeters closer to the abyss, yet the farcical meeting of misguided Lilliputians and charlatans occurs in Paris. Even if all human beings and other animals were removed from the Earth, there would still be natural cycles of warming and cooling. Our Earth has gone through such cycles for millions of years, which will continue long after all of us and our offspring have left this planet.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/a-34-trillion-swindle-the-shame-of-global-warming/ (emphasis in original)

This is another lawless act by Barack Obama as his failed presidency ends, which must be undone on Day One of the Trump presidency.

In addition to indicting Hillary Clinton, ending Obamacare and reversing countless other executive orders, this “climate change” swindle must end abruptly and unceremoniously.

All treaties must receive Senate approval. The failed Obama never bothered.

Also, man-made “global warming” is a hoax and a figment of the imagination of the far-Left aka “environmental Nazis.”

This is a $34 trillion swindle or wealth transfer that must not stand. It is criminal, and certainly consistent with Hillary Clinton’s criminality.

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4 09 2016
Ron Michaels

9/2/16 A group of highly respected scientists recently assembled and agreed with your contention that “global warming” is a fraud. It’s reminiscent of the hysteria from the administration and its followers over what they call “Assault Rifles” and the need to ban them and confiscate those in circulation.

The FBI’s and CDC’s recent Report on Gun Deaths states, “Those who use the words, ‘Assault Rifles’ are using the wrong term.” Rifles available today are merely target rifles and hunting rifles decorated to look military but they have absolutely no military capabilities.” This eye-opening report also states that of all deaths where firearms are involved, rifles are only present in 2%.

The report further emphasizes that almost ALL deaths involving firearms — 99.4% — are attributable to only three causes: suicides represent more than 60% of all firearms deaths; black-on-black murders (the CDC’s term) account for more than 30% of all deaths by firearms; and domestic violence represents almost 4% of the rest. These numbers strongly suggest that there are few possibilities for firearms to be even remotely as ominous as the administration continues to suggest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, another Government Agency, lists all causes of death in the United States each year and ranks them based on total number of deaths precipitated by each cause. Firearms are ranked as the 107th greatest cause of death. Automobile accidents cause more deaths than all firearms combined. The flu and the measles, and 106 other causes of death, EACH kill more people every year than all the deaths caused by all firearms COMBINED.

The FBI and CDC also report that “mass shootings” are extremely rare. The FBI will not use the label, “mass shooting” unless there are at least four (4) people who lose their lives in each “mass” event. The FBI reports that when a weapon of any kind and any caliber is fired, even though there may be no death, no injury, and no damage, the missfire still is listed as a “mass shooting” by the White House and the Justice Department and will appear in the nationally reported tallys of “mass shootings.”

This type of behavior, these mischaracterizations of the truth by this administration, are malevolent manifestations of the dedication of this president and his appointees to confiscate personal weapons of our citizens and destroy this country. I don’t believe he will leave. If Hillary is unable to serve, it is my judgment that POTUS will simply lock the doors in the White House and challenge everybody to try to dislodge him. I hope I’m wrong.

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4 09 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Ron, for you comments.

I agree with them, except for the last two sentences. I believe he will leave, without any problems.

While he is lawless in many respects, I do not believe he is prepared to invoke a constitutional crisis by overstaying his term in office.

With respect to guns, one of my other articles (and the comments beneath it) mirrors your comments.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/abortions-and-autos-kill-more-in-america-than-guns/ (“Abortions And Autos Kill More In America Than Guns”)

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6 02 2017
Timothy D. Naegele

World Leaders Duped By Manipulated Global Warming Data

Global warming swindle

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015.

The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by politicians and policy makers.

But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.

It was never subjected to NOAA’s rigorous internal evaluation process – which Dr Bates devised.

His vehement objections to the publication of the faulty data were overridden by his NOAA superiors in what he describes as a ‘blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pausebuster paper.

His disclosures are likely to stiffen President Trump’s determination to enact his pledges to reverse his predecessor’s ‘green’ policies, and to withdraw from the Paris deal – so triggering an intense political row.

In an exclusive interview, Dr Bates accused the lead author of the paper, Thomas Karl, who was until last year director of the NOAA section that produces climate data – the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – of ‘insisting on decisions and scientific choices that maximised warming and minimised documentation… in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming pause, rushed so that he could time publication to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy’.

Dr Bates was one of two Principal Scientists at NCEI, based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Official delegations from America, Britain and the EU were strongly influenced by the flawed NOAA study as they hammered out the Paris Agreement – and committed advanced nations to sweeping reductions in their use of fossil fuel and to spending £80 billion every year on new, climate-related aid projects.

The scandal has disturbing echoes of the ‘Climategate’ affair which broke shortly before the UN climate summit in 2009, when the leak of thousands of emails between climate scientists suggested they had manipulated and hidden data. Some were British experts at the influential Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper was based on two new temperature sets of data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas.

Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learnt that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.

The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings ‘unstable’.

The paper relied on a preliminary, ‘alpha’ version of the data which was never approved or verified.

A final, approved version has still not been issued. None of the data on which the paper was based was properly ‘archived’ – a mandatory requirement meant to ensure that raw data and the software used to process it is accessible to other scientists, so they can verify NOAA results.

Dr Bates retired from NOAA at the end of last year after a 40-year career in meteorology and climate science. As recently as 2014, the Obama administration awarded him a special gold medal for his work in setting new, supposedly binding standards ‘to produce and preserve climate data records’.

Yet when it came to the paper timed to influence the Paris conference, Dr Bates said, these standards were flagrantly ignored.

The paper was published in June 2015 by the journal Science. Entitled ‘Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus’, the document said the widely reported ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ was a myth.

Less than two years earlier, a blockbuster report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which drew on the work of hundreds of scientists around the world, had found ‘a much smaller increasing trend over the past 15 years 1998-2012 than over the past 30 to 60 years’. Explaining the pause became a key issue for climate science. It was seized on by global warming sceptics, because the level of CO2 in the atmosphere had continued to rise.

Some scientists argued that the existence of the pause meant the world’s climate is less sensitive to greenhouse gases than previously thought, so that future warming would be slower. One of them, Professor Judith Curry, then head of climate science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said it suggested that computer models used to project future warming were ‘running too hot’.

However, the Pausebuster paper said while the rate of global warming from 1950 to 1999 was 0.113C per decade, the rate from 2000 to 2014 was actually higher, at 0.116C per decade. The IPCC’s claim about the pause, it concluded, ‘was no longer valid’.

The impact was huge and lasting. On publication day, the BBC said the pause in global warming was ‘an illusion caused by inaccurate data’.

One American magazine described the paper as a ‘science bomb’ dropped on skeptics.

Its impact could be seen in this newspaper last month when, writing to launch his Ladybird book about climate change, Prince Charles stated baldly: ‘There isn’t a pause… it is hard to reject the facts on the basis of the evidence.’

The sea dataset used by Thomas Karl and his colleagues – known as Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperatures version 4, or ERSSTv4, tripled the warming trend over the sea during the years 2000 to 2014 from just 0.036C per decade – as stated in version 3 – to 0.099C per decade. Individual measurements in some parts of the globe had increased by about 0.1C and this resulted in the dramatic increase of the overall global trend published by the Pausebuster paper. But Dr Bates said this increase in temperatures was achieved by dubious means. Its key error was an upwards ‘adjustment’ of readings from fixed and floating buoys, which are generally reliable, to bring them into line with readings from a much more doubtful source – water taken in by ships. This, Dr Bates explained, has long been known to be questionable: ships are themselves sources of heat, readings will vary from ship to ship, and the depth of water intake will vary according to how heavily a ship is laden – so affecting temperature readings.

Dr Bates said: ‘They had good data from buoys. And they threw it out and “corrected” it by using the bad data from ships. You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did – so as to make it look as if the sea was warmer.’

ERSSTv4 ‘adjusted’ buoy readings up by 0.12C. It also ignored data from satellites that measure the temperature of the lower atmosphere, which are also considered reliable. Dr Bates said he gave the paper’s co-authors ‘a hard time’ about this, ‘and they never really justified what they were doing.’

Now, some of those same authors have produced the pending, revised new version of the sea dataset – ERSSTv5. A draft of a document that explains the methods used to generate version 5, and which has been seen by this newspaper, indicates the new version will reverse the flaws in version 4, changing the buoy adjustments and including some satellite data and measurements from a special high-tech floating buoy network known as Argo. As a result, it is certain to show reductions in both absolute temperatures and recent global warming.

The second dataset used by the Pausebuster paper was a new version of NOAA’s land records, known as the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN), an analysis over time of temperature readings from about 4,000 weather stations spread across the globe.

This new version found past temperatures had been cooler than previously thought, and recent ones higher – so that the warming trend looked steeper. For the period 2000 to 2014, the paper increased the rate of warming on land from 0.15C to 0.164C per decade.

In the weeks after the Pausebuster paper was published, Dr Bates conducted a one-man investigation into this. His findings were extraordinary. Not only had Mr Karl and his colleagues failed to follow any of the formal procedures required to approve and archive their data, they had used a ‘highly experimental early run’ of a programme that tried to combine two previously separate sets of records.

This had undergone the critical process known as ‘pairwise homogeneity adjustment’, a method of spotting ‘rogue’ readings from individual weather stations by comparing them with others nearby.

However, this process requires extensive, careful checking which was only just beginning, so that the data was not ready for operational use. Now, more than two years after the Pausebuster paper was submitted to Science, the new version of GHCN is still undergoing testing.

Moreover, the GHCN software was afflicted by serious bugs. They caused it to become so ‘unstable’ that every time the raw temperature readings were run through the computer, it gave different results. The new, bug-free version of GHCN has still not been approved and issued. It is, Dr Bates said, ‘significantly different’ from that used by Mr Karl and his co-authors.

Dr Bates revealed that the failure to archive and make available fully documented data not only violated NOAA rules, but also those set down by Science. Before he retired last year, he continued to raise the issue internally. Then came the final bombshell. Dr Bates said: ‘I learned that the computer used to process the software had suffered a complete failure.’

The reason for the failure is unknown, but it means the Pausebuster paper can never be replicated or verified by other scientists.

The flawed conclusions of the Pausebuster paper were widely discussed by delegates at the Paris climate change conference. Mr Karl had a longstanding relationship with President Obama’s chief science adviser, John Holdren, giving him a hotline to the White House.

Mr Holdren was also a strong advocate of robust measures to curb emissions. Britain’s then Prime Minister David Cameron claimed at the conference that ‘97 per cent of scientists say climate change is urgent and man-made and must be addressed’ and called for ‘a binding legal mechanism’ to ensure the world got no more than 2C warmer than in pre-industrial times.

President Obama stressed his Clean Power Plan at the conference, which mandates American power stations to make big emissions cuts.

President Trump has since pledged he will scrap it, and to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Whatever takes its place, said Dr Bates, ‘there needs to be a fundamental change to the way NOAA deals with data so that people can check and validate scientific results. I’m hoping that this will be a wake-up call to the climate science community – a signal that we have to put in place processes to make sure this kind of crap doesn’t happen again.

‘I want to address the systemic problems. I don’t care whether modifications to the datasets make temperatures go up or down. But I want the observations to speak for themselves, and for that, there needs to be a new emphasis that ethical standards must be maintained.’

He said he decided to speak out after seeing reports in papers including the Washington Post and Forbes magazine claiming that scientists feared the Trump administration would fail to maintain and preserve NOAA’s climate records.

Dr Bates said: ‘How ironic it is that there is now this idea that Trump is going to trash climate data, when key decisions were earlier taken by someone whose responsibility it was to maintain its integrity – and failed.’

NOAA not only failed, but it effectively mounted a cover-up when challenged over its data. After the paper was published, the US House of Representatives Science Committee launched an inquiry into its Pausebuster claims. NOAA refused to comply with subpoenas demanding internal emails from the committee chairman, the Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and falsely claimed that no one had raised concerns about the paper internally.

Last night Mr Smith thanked Dr Bates ‘for courageously stepping forward to tell the truth about NOAA’s senior officials playing fast and loose with the data in order to meet a politically predetermined conclusion’. He added: ‘The Karl study used flawed data, was rushed to publication in an effort to support the President’s climate change agenda, and ignored NOAA’s own standards for scientific study.’

Professor Curry, now the president of the Climate Forecast Applications Network, said last night: ‘Large adjustments to the raw data, and substantial changes in successive dataset versions, imply substantial uncertainties.’

It was time, she said, that politicians and policymakers took these uncertainties on board.

Last night Mr Karl admitted the data had not been archived when the paper was published. Asked why he had not waited, he said: ‘John Bates is talking about a formal process that takes a long time.’ He denied he was rushing to get the paper out in time for Paris, saying: ‘There was no discussion about Paris.’

He also admitted that the final, approved and ‘operational’ edition of the GHCN land data would be ‘different’ from that used in the paper’.

As for the ERSSTv4 sea dataset, he claimed it was other records – such as the UK Met Office’s – which were wrong, because they understated global warming and were ‘biased too low’. Jeremy Berg, Science’s editor-in-chief, said: ‘Dr Bates raises some serious concerns. After the results of any appropriate investigations… we will consider our options.’ He said that ‘could include retracting that paper’.NOAA declined to comment.

Dr John Bates’s disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the ‘Pausebuster’ paper is the biggest scientific scandal since ‘Climategate’ in 2009 when, as this paper reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a ‘trick’ to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming.

Both scandals suggest a lack of transparency and, according to Dr Bates, a failure to observe proper ethical standards.

Because of NOAA ’s failure to ‘archive’ data used in the paper, its results can never be verified.

Like Climategate, this scandal is likely to reverberate around the world, and reignite some of science’s most hotly contested debates.

Has there been an unexpected pause in global warming? If so, is the world less sensitive to carbon dioxide than climate computer models suggest?

And does this mean that truly dangerous global warming is less imminent, and that politicians’ repeated calls for immediate ‘urgent action’ to curb emissions are exaggerated?

See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html (“Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data“) (emphasis added; charts and video omitted)

So-called man-made “global warming” or “climate change” is a hoax and “The Great Green Con.” It is a $34 trillion swindle or transfer of wealth.

In another time, the proponents of “global warming” would have been members of the “Flat Earth Society,” and claimed a consensus with respect to it too.

Our Earth has gone through such cycles for millions of years, which will continue long after all of us and our offspring have left this planet.

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28 03 2017
Timothy D. Naegele

Trump Signs Order Sweeping Away Obama-Era Climate Policies

Global warming swindle

Reuters has reported:

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.

The decree’s main target is former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan that required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants – a critical element in helping the United States meet its commitments to a global climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015.

The so-called “Energy Independence” order also reverses a ban on coal leasing on federal lands, undoes rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas production, and reduces the weight of climate change and carbon emissions in policy and infrastructure permitting decisions.

“I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion, and to cancel job-killing regulations,” Trump said at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, speaking on a stage lined with coal miners.

The wide-ranging order is the boldest yet in Trump’s broader push to cut environmental regulation to revive the drilling and mining industries, a promise he made repeatedly during the presidential campaign. But energy analysts and executives have questioned whether the moves will have a big effect on their industries, and environmentalists have called them reckless.

“I cannot tell you how many jobs the executive order is going to create but I can tell you that it provides confidence in this administration’s commitment to the coal industry,” Kentucky Coal Association president Tyler White told Reuters.

Trump signed the order with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Vice President Mike Pence by his side.

U.S. presidents have aimed to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil since the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s, which triggered soaring prices. But the United States still imports about 7.9 million barrels of crude oil a day, almost enough meet total oil demand in Japan and India combined.

While Trump’s administration has said reducing environmental regulation will create jobs, some green groups have countered that rules supporting clean energy have done the same.

The number of jobs in the U.S. wind power industry rose 32 percent last year while solar power jobs rose by 25 percent, according to a Department of Energy study.

‘ASSAULT ON AMERICAN VALUES’

Environmental groups hurled scorn on Trump’s order, arguing it is dangerous and goes against the broader global trend toward cleaner energy technologies.

“These actions are an assault on American values and they endanger the health, safety and prosperity of every American,” said billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, the head of activist group NextGen Climate.

Green group Earthjustice was one of many organizations that said it will fight the order both in and out of court. “This order ignores the law and scientific reality,” said its president, Trip Van Noppen.

An overwhelming majority of scientists believe that human use of oil and coal for energy is a main driver of climate change, causing a damaging rise in sea levels, droughts, and more frequent violent storms.

But Trump and several members of his administration have doubts about climate change, and Trump promised during his campaign to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, arguing it would hurt U.S. business.

Since being elected Trump has been mum on the Paris deal and the executive order does not address it.

Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change who helped broker the Paris accord, lamented Trump’s order.

“Trying to make fossil fuels remain competitive in the face of a booming clean renewable power sector, with the clean air and plentiful jobs it continues to generate, is going against the flow of economics,” she said.

The order will direct the EPA to start a formal “review” process to undo the Clean Power Plan, which was introduced by Obama in 2014 but was never implemented in part because of legal challenges brought by Republican-controlled states.

The Clean Power Plan required states to collectively cut carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Some 85 percent of U.S. states are on track to meet the targets despite the fact the rule has not been implemented, according to Bill Becker, director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies, a group of state and local air pollution control agencies.

Trump’s order also lifts the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s temporary ban on coal leasing on federal property put in place by Obama in 2016 as part of a review to study the program’s impact on climate change and ensure royalty revenues were fair to taxpayers.

It also asks federal agencies to discount the cost of carbon in policy decisions and the weight of climate change considerations in infrastructure permitting, and reverses rules limiting methane leakage from oil and gas facilities.

See http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-energy-idUSKBN16Z1L6 (emphasis added); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/a-34-trillion-swindle-the-shame-of-global-warming/ (“A $34 Trillion Swindle: The Shame Of Global Warming“)

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27 04 2017
Ron Michaels

Climate change has been debunked so many times by independent, qualified, experienced, professional scientists that it’s getting to be exhausting just listening to the continuing barrage of propaganda from the Left. It’s like telling a group of children to stop beating themselves in the head with a baseball bat while they just look at you and laugh. You begin to wonder if they know something you don’t until you sit back and realize that they are the blind trying to lead the sighted.

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27 04 2017
Timothy D. Naegele

Well said, Ron. Thank you.

Again, it reminds one of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, where the “Pigs” reigned supreme and were masters over—and subjugated—the other animals.

See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm (“Animal Farm”)

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